Minnesota: The State of Homebrewing

The eyes of the homebrewing universe will be on the Twin Cities in mid-June, and many of its citizens will pour into our hometown to celebrate their … [Read more]

Amendment removed, liquor omnibus bill passes Minnesota House

Late Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed its version of the liquor omnibus bill (S.F. No. 444), which includes … [Read more]

Now Open: Flying Dutchman Spirits

The world travels of three pilots are about to make their way into your cocktail. Brandon Thornton, Scott Kaldenberg, and Jim Kaldenberg are … [Read more]

The Mash-Up: American Craft Beer Week and Art-A-Whirl exclusives

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The … [Read more]

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Heggies Pizza teaming with Doug Flicker on new chef-inspired pies

A revered Twin Cities chef is teaming up with a legendary Minnesota frozen pizza brand to bring you a series of chef-inspired pies. Having … [Read more]

RJ’s Meats in Hudson installing a meat vending machine

In the most uber-Wisconsin development of the day, RJ's Meats, the terrific butchery in Hudson, took delivery of a Regiomat meat vending machine from … [Read more]

Watch the MN Original segment on Upton 43 Chef Erick Harcey

On Sunday night, Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original profiled their first-ever chef, Upton 43's Erick Harcey, whose food is rooted in his … [Read more]

Sandwich shop planned for old Colossal Cafe space

Now that Colossal Cafe has opened their new digs on 38th Street, people may be wondering what's in store for its original space at 1839 East 42nd … [Read more]

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The Growler’s guide to Art-A-Whirl 2017

It's a whirlwind of a weekend—half art show, half party, and a whole lot of fun for everyone. Art-A-Whirl is back for its 22nd year May 19–21 in Northeast Minneapolis. The Art From clay to printmaking, glass to paintings, artwork from more than 600 … [Read more]

Defunct St. Paul movie theater revitalized as North Garden Theater

A century-old building that had fallen into disrepair and was slated to be demolished by the City of St. Paul is being brought back to life as the North Garden Theater thanks to a couple who saw its star potential. This rundown, long-vacant … [Read more]

Paddles, pinot, & porter: My spirited Apostle Islands kayak adventure

Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on the North American continent, is so cold and clean you can see nearly 10 feet down. Surrounded by long stretches of sandy beaches and deep piney forests, it’s a paradise for kayakers and hikers. And … [Read more]

REI launches national campaign to get women and girls outdoors

REI wants to level the playing field when it comes to gender equality and the outdoors. And to do so, the national outdoor retail co-op launched an initiative called Force of Nature. "But when we take an honest look at the outdoor stories we tell … [Read more]

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